Monthly Archives: April 2013

Basin enters fish spawning season

By Jamie Sykes, Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District April 13 marked the official start of the fish spawning season in the Savannah River Basin. That means Savannah District water managers started adjusting water management actions to … Continue reading

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Video: Corps Water Manager discusses Comprehensive Study

By Sandra Hudson, Broadcast Journalist The Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study would provide an in-depth set of data and analysis that would allow the Corps of Engineers to understand the value, impacts and risks to proposed changes in operations of … Continue reading

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Will the Savannah harbor deepening lead to more releases from the reservoirs?

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist As the Savannah District continues designing and planning the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), some residents near the Corps reservoirs express concern the proposed deepening could increase downstream outflows. Let me state the … Continue reading

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March rainfall below average; but summer predictions improve

March is normally the wettest month of the year in the Savannah River Basin, but this year we experienced below-average rainfall in both the Hartwell and Thurmond sub-basins for the month. The Hartwell sub-basin recorded 78 percent of normal rainfall … Continue reading

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